UPDATE: Sue Witters, LPGA vice president of Rules and operations, stated, “Based on the current weather forecast at the 2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, the LPGA has decided to take 72 holes off the table and instead focus on finishing 54 holes on Sunday. We should be able to complete the second round on Saturday and the final round on Sunday.
“However, if high winds cause additional delays or suspensions, we may need to alter our plans to ensure completing an official tournament. Extending the tournament to Monday remains an option, if it is necessary to complete an official event.”
Due to high winds that whipped through Nassau and the Ocean Club Golf Course, second-round play at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic was suspended for the day at 8:39 am.
According to the LPGA, wind speeds were sustained at 30-35 mph, with gusts in the low 40s, and are expected to remain the same throughout Friday.
“Yesterday we were able to play and complete the round, but we did have an isolated ball move here and there, but it wasn’t much and we could get it right back into play,” said Sue Witters, the LPGA’s vice president of Tour rules and competition.
“This morning was a different story. The winds are up from what they were and we got to the point on 13 where we could not get a ball to stay at rest on the green.”
The second round will resume on Saturday at 7:30 am (ET). Current weather forecasts predict morning winds of 25-32 mph, with gusts to 38 mph, and speeds are expected to slightly drop in the afternoon.
“Tomorrow hopefully will be more like yesterday (Thursday),” Witters added. “The winds will come down a bit, and then Sunday is even better than that. Sunday should be out of the four days the least windy, but it will still be windy.”
You can read a first-round recap here.
WHERE WE STAND
1 Brooke Henderson -4 (1, +1)
1 Sarah Jane Smith -4
1 Luna Sobron Galmes -4
4 Jing Yan -3
4 Danielle Kang -3 (2, E)
4 Maria Torres -3
4 Katherine Kirk -3
4 Shanshan Feng -3
9 Lindsey Weaver -2 (5, -1)
9 Laetitia Beck -2
9 Jaye Marie Green -2
9 Carlota Ciganda -2